Sunday, March 7, 2010

Graphic Novels, Comics and Cartoons Rule!!!!!!

Hi all, it is Darth Bill again on the scene. Before I talk about recent reads, I would like to share some other information on some really cool stuff. One is called Reading With Pictures. It's mission/purpose is as follows:

Reading With Pictures is a nonprofit organization that advocates the use of comics in the classroom to promote literacy and improve educational outcomes for all students. We work with academics to cultivate groundbreaking research into the proper role of comics in education. We collaborate with cartoonists to produce exceptional graphic novel content for scholastic use. Most importantly, we partner with educators to develop a system of best practices for integrating comics into their curriculum. At Reading With Pictures, we get comics into schools and get schools into comics.

To find out more and how you can get involved visit it's website at:

Something else I would like you cats out there to know about is the really cool new DC Cartoon Series "Batman: Brave and The Bold." Check it out:

The New Cartoon Series Batman: The Brave and The Bold

And now to talk about some cool recent reads!!!!!!!

Bone Handbook by Jeff Smith and Bob Cooper - I don't know about you guys, but I really miss the "Bone" series and can't wait until Mr. Smith does some future stories about the Bone Cousins, their friends and even their enemies. I did get a great Bone fix by reading this great handbook that covers everything "Bone." You get a ton of really great stuff such as: A look at Jeff Smith and cartooning; A new Bone Mini-Comic (that takes place during the original 9 GN story) called "The Kite;" Information on all the characters in the Bone universe; Recipes for Cheese and Bacon Quiche, a Blank Sandwich and a Peanut Butter and Pickle Sandwich; A history and synopsis of the entire Bone Series; An interview with Jeff Smith about writing and drawing the Bone Series; An interview with Steve Hamaker about the coloring of the Bone GN Series through Scholastic; A Cover Gallery; A Bone Glossary; And an additional 2 page Bone Cartoon at the end of the book called "Greed" starring Phoney Bone and Smiley Bone. If you are a Bone Fan you will love this handbook!!!!!

Iron Man: The Ultimate Guide to The Armored Super Hero by Matthew Manning - When this book says it is the ultimate guide, I am inclined to believe after reading. As in the "Bone Handbook," this book covers everything Iron Man such as: The birth of of the character into comics (created by the great Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Don Heck and Larry Lieber) in 1963; Detailed Iron Man Armor information; Different types of Armor worn by Iron Man since his inception; Detailed information on Tony Stark (the man behind the armor); Iron Man Friends and Foes; Team Histories for Iron Man; An exhaustive Iron Man Timeline; Iron Man through the decades starting in the 60s and going through to the present; Etc. If you are an Iron Man fan, this book is most definitely for you.

Until next time all you crazy cats,



Iron Guy Carl said...

Wow, dude, what channel will The
Brave and the Bold be on? Looks Great!!

Darth Corder said...

Fridays at 8:30 pm on The Cartoon Network. Word,